|Serving the Blind and Visually Impaired
of Monterey County since 1971
Alliance On Aging – An agency devoted to the welfare of Monterey County 's older men and women.
MST Monterey Salinas Transit – Public transportation
RIDES -Transportation services for people with disabilities
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula - Programs are dedicated to promoting the physical, social, and personal well-being and independence of seniors, homebound, frail, elderly, and disabled adults on the Monterey Peninsula .
Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley – For people who are homebound, elderly or disabled and who are unable to shop for or prepare their own meals, by delivering affordable nutritious meals to their Salinas Valley homes
Department of Rehabilitation- Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired
CCCIL, Central Coast Center for Independent Living - Provides advocacy, education and support to all people with disabilities, their families and the community.
CTAP (California Telephone Access Program) - The Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program, DDTP
Helping Students With Visual Impairment - The guide was created in part by four experts in the field, who lent their experience and expertise to help us provide students with visual impairments the tips and resources needed to succeed in school. Key updates to our guide include:
California State Library - Braille and Talking Book Library application
Network of Care - Resource is for the elderly and people with disabilities, as well as their caregivers and service providers.
2014 Aging and Disability Resource Guide - A comprehensive list of county agencies for the aging and disabled population
Foundation for Fighting Blindness - Excellent overall resource
Vision Connection - Information on vision impairment, its prevention and vision rehabilitation
American Disabilities Act - Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
American Printing House for the Blind - Source for adapted educational and daily living products (Braille products, large print magazines
MaxiAids - Source for products, blind and low vision. deaf, physically challenged
GoodSearch - Use as your search engine. For each search GoodSearch will make a donation to the BVIC. Register at GoodSearch and select Blind and Visually Impaired Center-BVIC from the drop-down menu. Then search away….
The site also offers GoodShop where you can find coupons & discounts for over 1,000 stores. PLUS, the added bonus of money being donated to the BVIC while you search or shop. For example Macy’s gifting is 1.5 to 2.5%, BestBuy 2.5% and PetSmart can be 4 to 7.5%. You can even add GoodSearch to your toolbar or on your website.
eScrip - eScrip and hundreds of merchant partners have created a system that rewards customer loyalty by contributing a percentage of purchases to a chosen group, BVIC.
Online Registration – Visit www.eScrip.com and register in the program. It only takes a few minutes and from then on shop with eScrip merchants - automatically! Registration is fast and easy. Steps for supporter registration:
225 Laurel Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone (831) 649-3505
Fax (831) 649-4057
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